Gary Lineker Bio, Age, Height, Leicester City, BBC, Parents, Wife, Teams, Net Worth
Gary Lineker Biography
Gary Lineker is a former British professional football player as well as a present sports broadcaster. He is considered one of the greatest English strikers. His media career started with BBC where he was a presenter for the flagship football program, “Match of the Day” since the late 1990s.
This was the longest period of any Match Of The Day Presenter. Lineker also presents live football matches for BBC including international tournaments. He has also worked at Eredivisie Live, Al Jazeera Sports, NBC Sports Network, and BT Sport’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League.
Gary Lineker Age, Birthday
Lineker is 60 years old as of 2021. He was born on 30th November 1960, in Leicester, England. He celebrates his birthday every 30th of November. His birth sign is Scorpio.
- Date of Birth: 30th November 1960
- Age: 60 years
- Birth sign: Scorpio
Gary Lineker Height, Weight
Lineker stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall (1.77 meters) and average weight.
- Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.77 meters)
- Weight: N/A
Gary Lineker Parents and Siblings
Lineker was born in Leicester city. His mother’s name is Margaret and his father is Barry Lineker. Gary’s middle name is Winston. He shares his birthday with Winston Churchill thus is given his middle name in honor of Churchill.
Gary has one brother, Wayne who is two years younger than him. He was raised with his family in Leicester City, playing football with Wayne. His great-grandfather, George, his grandfather, William, and his father were all greengrocers. Gary as a young child frequently assisted his father to run their fruit and vegetable stall in Leicester Market.
Gary Lineker Wife
Lineker married Michelle Cockayne in 1986. They met when she was 14 and he was an 18-year-old reserve for his hometown club Leicester City. In May 2006, Cockayne filed for divorce, citing her husband’s alleged “irrational behavior” and claiming that Lineker’s actions during their marriage had caused her “stress and anxiety,” according to court documents. Lineker and his ex-wife have four sons: George, Harry, Tobias, and Angus. Following that, the two declared that everything was OK.
On 2nd September 2009, Gary married his second wife Danielle Bux in Italy. On ITV’s Mr and Mrs gameshow, they went on to win £30,000 for charity. After six years of marriage, Gary and Danielle announced their divorce on January 13, 2016, claiming Gary’s desire for not wanting additional children as the reason.
Gary Lineker Education
Lineker was educated at Caldecote Road School in Leicester. Later he joined the City of Leicester Boy’s Gramma School because he chose to play football over rugby which was the main sport for most schools around his home.
Lineker was blessed as he was equally talented at both cricket and football. Between the age of 11 and 16, he led the Leicestershire Schools cricket team as their captain and had a feeling that he had higher chances of succeeding at it rather than football. He completed his studies and left school with four O Levels.
Gary Lineker Leicester City
Lineker started his career in 1978 at Leicester City. He finished as the joint top scorer in the First Division of season 1985/85. Lineker is the only player to have been the top scorer in England with three clubs: Leicester City, Everton, and Tottenham Hotspur. He never received any card, neither yellow nor red card during his 16- year football career. Asa result, he was with the FIFA Fair Play Award in 1990.
He played 567 competitive games in his senior career in a period of 16 years and scored 330 goals, 282 at club level. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame after his retirement. Lineker led a chain that invested in Leicester, his old club that he supported since childhood, so as to save it from bankruptcy and was later appointed as the vice-president.
Gary Lineker Teams
- 1978–1985 Leicester City
- 1985–1986 Everton
- 1986–1989 Barcelona
- 1989–1992 Tottenham Hotspur
- 1992–1994 Nagoya Grampus
Gary Lineker BBC
Lineker works for BBC as the lead presenter for live football matches, including its coverage of international matches. While at BBC, he has hosted the Match of the Day football program, They Think It’s All Over, Grandstand, An Evening with Gary Lineker, Golden Boots, and Underground Ernie among others.
He has also previously worked for NBC Sports Network, Eredivisie Live, Al Jazeera Sports, and BT Sport’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League.
Gary Lineker Net Worth
Linker has an estimated net worth of $30 million.